Piers Morgan is leaving Good Morning Britain – and the search is on for his replacement.
Love him or hate him, the outspoken broadcaster will be a hard act to follow for Susanna Reid’s next co-host.
The former newspaper editor is known for his strident opinions and passionate debates – provoking a strong reaction from critics and fans alike and sending viewing figures soaring.
Good Morning Britain became known for its combative interviews after Morgan joined the presenting team in 2015.
He has found success both in the UK and the US and presented his own show on CNN titled Piers Morgan Live.
Here are the contenders to replace him on the ITV morning news show:
Richard Madeley has previously stood in for Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
He presented This Morning on ITV between 1988 and 2001 and has a wealth of experience in live broadcasting.
Comedian and television presenter Adil Ray already works occasionally as a host on Good Morning Britain, and could be in line to replace Morgan on a permanent basis.
Kay Burley is one of the founding presenters of Sky News and has worked on the channel since it launched in 1988.
However she is currently not appearing on the channel after being suspended for six months in September after she admitted breaking coronavirus rules.
Ben Shephard has appeared on Good Morning Britain since 2014 and currently hosts the programme part-time.
The presenter could be among those considered to replace Morgan on a full-time basis.
Bill Turnbull presented Good Morning Britain’s rival show BBC Breakfast from 2001 to 2016 and previously worked alongside Morgan’s former co-host Susanna Reid.
Last year he reunited with Reid when he stood in for Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
ITV News newsreader and presenter Charlene White has also appeared on Loose Women and could be among those who are considered to replace Morgan.